The Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation funds several community health centers and clinics that provide dental care for uninsured children. A top funding priority of our Foundation is supporting programs that educate and treat children in need of dental care.
In honor of National Children’s Day (coming up on June 8th!), we’d like to recognize and thank the following entities for providing such a valuable service to New Jersey and Connecticut children – dental care, which helps improve not only the health of a child’s smile, but their overall well being. Below is a list of some of these entities that our Foundation supports:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark: Provide support for the Children’s Dental Center, a free dental clinic at the Central Ward Clubhouse.
East Orange Department of Health & Human Services (East Orange, NJ): Fund the purchase of a digital radiograph unit to support children’s dental care.
EASTCONN Head Start (Hampton, CT): Provide preventive and restorative dental care for Head Start children via the Across the Smiles dental van and a pediatric dentist.
Ocean Health Initiatives (Lakewood, NJ): Fund children’s dental care through school-based health centers in Ocean County.
Paterson Public Schools Dental Clinic (Paterson, NJ): Support dental care to allow uninsured schoolchildren in Paterson to receive free dental treatment.
Rutgers School of Nursing (New Brunswick, NJ): Facilitate the Rutgers nursing faculty and students to work with pediatric and general dentists to conduct pediatric oral health risk assessments and screenings on pre-school and early elementary school children in urban areas.
Stratford Health Department, School-Based Dental Clinic (Stratford, CT): Support the mobile dental clinic to expand dental care to underinsured, school-age children.
Tri-County Head Start Community Action Agency, T/A Gateway Community Action Partnership (Bridgeton, NJ): Fund Community Connections for Bright Smiles program, covering the cost of oral exams, preventive care, and education for Head Start children.
**EASTCONN Head Start pictured**